SAMRO Bursary recipients from left: Ms Lihle James, Ms Nothando Maphumulo, Ms Nomfundo Zuma and Ms Slindile Dlamini.

Prestigious Music Bursaries for Humanities Students

Nine students from the College of Humanities are proud recipients of the 2018 Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Bursaries for study in music performance. The students- Ms Lihle James, Ms Nomfundo Zuma, Mr Nhlakanipho Ngcobo, Ms Gugu Shange, Ms Slindile Dlamini, Ms Yolokazi Maroyana, Ms Nothando Maphumulo, Ms Nosihe Zulu and Ms Nothando Mashaba- each received

Scholarships Committee Chair, Professor Bala Pillay (right), congratulates Mr Matthew Bedderson, a Sports Scholarship recipient, on his swimming achievements.

Humanities Student Excels at Swimming, Wins gold at SA Championships

First-year Social Sciences student, Mr Matthew Bedderson, scooped two gold medals and one silver at the South African Senior National Swimming Championships held in Port Elizabeth recently. He won the gold medals in the 50m and 200m Breaststroke events and a silver medal in the 100m Breaststroke in the SA Youth Category which is for

Hearing Africa Speak Again

‘Hearing Africa Speak Again’

The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) at UKZN’s School of Built Environment and Development Studies recently hosted Professor Siphamandla Zondi, Political Sciences Department Head and Institute for Strategic and Political Affairs acting Head at the University of Pretoria. Zondi’s work is focused on African Political thought and agency, radical global south agency and international relations. Full Article ‘Hearing Africa

PhD student, Ms Thulebona Shawe is awarded a certificate of recognition from NAAAS.

A Closer Look at Insufficient IsiZulu Books in Urban Schools

PhD student, Ms Thulebona Shawe of the School of Education, presented a paper at the National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS) conference in Dallas in the United States. The paper was titled: Who to Blame? The Unavailability of the isiZulu First Additional Language (FAL) Books or Materials in Ex-Model C Schools in South Africa.   Full

Education staffers honoured at celebratory lunch for achieving their PhD’s.

Celebrating Staff Achievement

The School of Education at UKZN recently hosted a celebratory lunch for five of its staff members who graduated with doctoral degrees. The lunch, held at the Makaranga Lodge near Hillcrest, was facilitated by the Dean and Head of the School, Professor Thabo Msibi, who believes that staff need to be lauded for their academic achievements and excellence.

UKZN staffer and vocalist, Ms Thulile Zama, who recently performed A Tribute to Mama Africa in KwaMashu .

Sophia Town Vibes in KwaMashu during ‘Mama Africa’ Tribute

UKZN staffer and vocalist, Ms Thulile Zama, recently performed A Tribute to Mama Africa in KwaMashu, Durban, in association with Concert SA, iSupport Music Business. Held at the Artizen Restaurant and Lounge, Zama was accompanied by Rebakah Doty on drums, David Smith on keyboard and Sibusiso Mkhonza on bass. Ulozolo Dancers from KwaMashu also featured in the

Humanities Student Wins Budget Vote Writing Competition

Master’s in Social Sciences (Politics) student, Mr Thembelani Mazibuko, made UKZN proud when he was chosen as one of four winners in the 2018 Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Budget vote article writing competition. The competition tasks entrants with writing an essay on one of four set topics in the run-up to the

Professor Ayub Sheik facilitates a workshop for Matric teachers at the KwaMashu Teachers Centre.

Education Academic hosts workshop for Matric teachers

As part of a community outreach initiative, Professor Ayub Sheik, a lecturer from the School of Education facilitated workshops for Matric teachers. These were held at the KwaMashu Teachers Centre and New Germany Primary School.  Matric Drama was also workshopped by Emeritus Professor, Dennis Shauffer. Full Article Education Academic hosts workshop for Matric teachers

Education academics seen with their new book titled Leadership that Works in Deprived School Contexts of South Africa.

Education Academics launch new book on Leadership in Schools

Professor Vitallis Chikoko together with seven academics from the School of Education recently launched their new book titled Leadership that Works in Deprived School Contexts of South Africa on the Edgewood campus. The UKZN authors were Dr Inbanathan Naicker, Dr Thamsanqa Thulani Bhengu, Dr Phumlani Myende, Dr Bongani Nhlanhla Mkhize, Mr Sibonelo Blose, Dr Sekitla Daniel Makhasane, and Dr Sibusiso

From left: Prof David Spurrett, Prof Kwok Pui Lan; Prof Charlene van der Walt; Prof Lilian Siwila and Dr Federico Settler.

College of Humanities hosts first Gender, Religion & Sexuality Conference

The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) in the College of Humanities recently hosted the first Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Africa conference. The conference, held at the Pietermaritzburg campus, brought together more than 65 religion, gender and sexuality scholars and activists from around the global South who presented papers and performances. Full Article College of Humanities